Book Description: Published in mid 2002, this 2nd edition presents the very latest information on sentinel node, immunotherapy, bone marrow transplants, reconstruction and moreâ€¦ Since the publication of the 1st edition of Be a Survivor, the book has gained tremendous recognition as a unique resource, and has become one of the three most often recommended to newly-diagnosed women. Several features make the book unique. It is by far the most visually appealing book on breast cancer. Hundreds of realistic photos and diagrams of radiation equipment, chemotherapy rooms, reconstructed mastectomies, etc. give the patients better insights. It is objective â€” representing the viewpoints of over two dozen leading specialists, rather than that of a single oncologist or surgeon. It is user friendly â€” clear explanations, lists of questions to ask, testimonials by survivors â€” all contribute to reassuring rather than intimidating the patient and her family. Be a Survivor the book is actually a free-standing proponent of an entire multi-media system, which includes a CD-ROM, several videos, and even a Spanish version of the program. Over the past years, Be a Survivor has been distributed by entire states â€” such as Vermont and Rhode Island.